Trees can show signs of "bleeding canker" when they are stresses or sick. Organisms that usually live in the soil find their way up onto the bark to live a different stage of their lives. However they can live full-time in the soil and NOT harm the tree.
Deer are considered pests for eating garden plants. But like other mammals, they can learn and their species-intelligence can make them into collaborators in the garden. Our EcoPeace Treaty with the Deer and garden plants is amazing.
Our longest running research study started in 2007 and continues to this day. We are helping selected forested areas in Colorado maintain health during and after the Pine Bark Beetle infestation...and again as fires raged in 2020.
An insect from China is blamed for the mass death of Ash trees in the US. Dr. Jim Conroy asked their species consciousness about that. "The Emerald Ash Borer expressed to me, 'We don’t want to kill the Ash trees; Ash trees are our food.'"